(This post is republished from February of 2008 – I think the reminder of a little extraordinary is good for us!)
Let’s be honest….the mere mention of the word ‘Extraordinary’ takes your brain in so many different directions. “Extraordinary” can mean ‘amazing’, ‘unbelievable’, ‘wonderful’…..but for me, it is just about doing or be ‘extra’.
It is my goal to bring the ‘extra’ into my life as a mommy, as a wife, as a friend…..as a woman. I want to go above and beyond what is expected of me. I want to put effort into living an extraordinary life.
I created www.ExtraordinaryMommy.comin the hopes of reminding Mommys that the work they do every day with their children is EXTRAORDINARY. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we all felt INSPIRED by the effort we put into family, love and life?
Whether you work or stay at home….your love for your family is extraordinary. Getting up in the middle of the night with a crying child is extraordinary. Taking your child to soccer practice and then ballet class is extraordinary. Helping with homework is extraodinary. Stopping what you are doing to explain why the sky is blue…that is extraordinary. Balancing work and your family is extraordinary. Figuring out how to stay home when you are used to working is extraordinary. Working because you have to or because it makes you a better mommy – that is extraordinary! Loving with all your might is extraordinary. Putting others in front of yourself….well, that is EXTRAORDINARY.
Extraordinary Inspiration…that’s my goal. Today, like most days, we are up and at ‘em early. Whether your ‘yesterday’ was good, bad or indifferent, I’m hopeful today will be Extraordinary.